The game may have been effectively over by the time he stepped onto the pitch, but Jordan Morris made his Swansea City debut when he subbed into the game against Rotherham United in the 83rd minute. Morris replaced fellow forward Jamal Lowe as he became the first American player to appear for the club.
Although he had limited opportunities to impact the game in his roughly 10 minutes on the field, Morris did show some glimpses of what he has to offer. He made a couple of strong runs that pulled defenders to potentially create space for a teammate, if not to release him in behind, but the runs went either unnoticed or under-utilized. He did get a few touches, connecting with Andre Ayew and making life difficult for the opposing defenders in a goalmouth scramble, but fans were left waiting to see the best of Morris.
Still only a week into his time with the club, there’s obviously room for growth as Morris becomes more familiar with his teammates, and they with him. In his brief appearance it was clear that he and the team have yet to learn one another’s preferences and styles, but it’s plain to see the impact that Morris could have with Swansea as they gel together. That will come with time, and for now he’s got his first appearance out of the way. On to the next.